Charles E Woolf

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 50378

Woolfe was murdered by German civilians on 21 July 1944 after baling out of his crashing B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-97350).

Woolfe safely parachuted from the aircraft, landing between Urach and Schollach in Germany, along Frank Miskiak and Meredith Mills. The three flyers were taken as Prisoners of War to Urach and incarcerated in a local police building. The three men were then marched towards Shollach where they were shot by their captors and left dead in the woods.

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 365th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 1408483
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 305th Bomb Group Can Do 365th Bomb Squadron 427th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36365096
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 365th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Died

Schollach 21 July 1944 Murdered by German civilians

Born

Palmyra, Pennsylvania, USA

Revisions

Date5 Jun 2021 19:12:10
Contributorbombercommand
Date5 Jun 2021 19:09:42
Contributorbombercommand
Date12 Dec 2018 14:09:42
ContributorEmily
Date27 Sep 2014 18:05:37
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7276 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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